As educators, we certainly know that the field of Science and Technology is the main driving force for prosperous nation. as well as civilized progress. In English, the field also often abbreviated as STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). Human resources who are proficient in STEM have been Barack Obama’s top priority during his time as President of the United States. This is very reasonable because jobs that require monotonous (regular) skills have dwindled in developed countries, now almost all monotonous jobs have been tried by machines and robots, Meanwhile, jobs that are specialized and require special skills have increased dramatically.
To achieve the mission of creating Resources
Not only is there a controlling law, educators also have a central position in promoting and
motivate students to love science and technology and excel in science and technology. In this post, we will focus on the field of science. By emphasizing the importance of science and also increasing student participation, educators can confirm that young people want to have a successful future and become a driving force for the nation’s progress.
In this post, we will discuss some effective strategies that will help educators motivate students to be able to enjoy science so that love can emerge from within students.
1. Correcting Assumptions about Science
The image of science in the eyes of the people is rather negative, so that the public’s perception of science is wrong. This thing doesn’t just happen
in Indonesia, but also in developed countries, especially in America. Scientists are often portrayed as novelists and anti-social. The image is created either in films, novels, novels, or other media. In order to create a change in the image of science for students, educators can present biographies of great scientists, was a scientist. After that, there are also biographies of Muslim scientists who are also religious experts such as. The second false image is that science only becomes interesting when it is in the laboratory. This matter can be overcome by discussing about scientific phenomena that can be observed without having to be located in the laboratory. For young students, try discussing YouTube channels about famous science such as smarter every day.
the student wants to realize
that we do not need to wear a lab coat to observe and enjoy science. For younger students, educators can do simple, fun experiments or use science teaching aids in the classroom.
2. Acting as an Enthusiastic and Enthusiastic Educator
When explaining science or performing science experiments, act as a passionate, knowledgeable educator who wants to address all student concerns, even if they are silly. Rest assured that your enthusiasm and enthusiasm as an educator will also resonate with students so that they will also be excited and passionate about pursuing science.
3. Allotment of Science as a Very Fun Subject
Science learning and teaching experts believe that so that students are always interested in science in the long term, so students must have been interested in science since 4th grade . This means that the lower school level is a very important level to determine whether a person will have a career in science or not in the future. Of course, to make students interested in science, so science must be informed as something that is very interesting. The easiest way is that educators can increase and foster student interest in science by showing fun and memorable experimental videos. Lots of interesting experiments are uploaded on YouTube, such as the videos below.
4. Relate Science to Everyday Life
One important aspect of getting students to love science is showing them how science is used in everyday life. Science is behind the everyday equipment that students use such as their smartphones, laptops, let alone games. Educators can explain that without practicing the right physics concepts, games like angry bird will never be interesting to play. Associate the Angry Bird game with parabolic motion. Encourage students in the classroom to explore and understand how the science modules taught continue to hold activities every day. Make dialogues interestingly so that students realize that science is actually more than
What they thought first was to explain effect which states that hot water hardens faster than ordinary water. Another example is how to measure the depth of a well / chasm using only stones and a stopwatch, or if you want a large level you can discuss mathematical equations in squeezing clothes.
5. Give Students Opportunities to Work
After presenting a module on science, educators can create competitions/contests that urge students to use the modules that have been studied in the form of making works. Of course, works that attract the attention of students, not works that are ordered to be made by educators. The work does not have to be in the form of goods, but also in the form of educational media such as videos. Examples of competitions, such as competitions to get the number of viewers or likes on Facebook
YouTube/Instagram with demonstration videos of experiments that students tried out. Or you can also create a smartphone application (can be in the form of Android or iOS) that will help them master the module. Nowadays it is very easy to make smartphone applications without
must study programming languages, there are many websites that provide free smartphone application creation services etc. Moreover, educators can turn it into a conducive group competition, such as accompanied by a group presentation stage. If students have created a scientific work, then the work will protect their interest in the field of science.
6. Linking the Use of Information Technology
It must be very difficult to get students interested in science when one of the sources of teaching is reading novels. Use various websites and simulation applications that help students to better master basic concepts of science.
7. Bringing Science to Real Life
The best way to increase students’ scientific attention is to design and carry out interesting experiments. Students will be impressed by water experiments that can bend laser beams, or carry out experiments to determine rotten chicken eggs from whether they float, float or sink, make water rockets, etc. There are many experiments that educators can do with simple equipment but can explain the basic concepts of science in an interesting and fun way. When students “experiment” science, they tend to be more passionate about pursuing science more deeply. Through experimentation, educators can also increase students’ attention to science by increasing their natural curiosity.
Not only experiments, educators can also describe the efficacy or application of these concepts in industry, medicine, etc.